Taylor Swift conquers the UK charts with “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” which debuts at number 1 on the official album charts with 184,000 units sold.
But this is just the beginning. Taylor also claims the biggest debut week for any album this year, surpassing previous record holder Lewis Capaldi with “Broken By Desire to Be Heavenly Sent,” which had reached 95,000 units in its first week on sale .
Overall, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” becomes Taylor’s eleventh chart-topping album in the UK, following Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), Evermore (2020), Fearless (Taylor’s Version). ) (2021), Red (Taylor’s version) (2021), Midnights (2022) and Speak Now (Taylor’s version) (2023).
Taylor Swift also becomes the woman with the most number 1 albums in the UK this century, as well as the woman to achieve 11 consecutive number 1 albums in the shortest amount of time. (11 years precisely).
Taylor is still the second female with the most number 1s in UK chart history. Only Madonna, with 12, has more.
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Beyond Taylor debuts at number two in the rankings “Bauhaus Staircase” the new album by Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD).
At number 4, however, the Duran Duran with “Danse Macabre” the sixteenth studio album by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor.
Another new entry is at number five with “Who We Used to Be” by James Blunt, while at seven it enters the rankings CASISDEAD with Famous Last Words”.
The latest new entry in this week’s top ten in the UK is for Alfie Boe with “Open Arms – The Symphonic Songbook” which enters the charts at number ten.
Taylor Swift he also achieved number one in the UK singles chart with Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version).
Two more Taylor singles are in today’s Top 10, with the songs Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) and “Slut!” (Taylor’s version) reaching number 2 and number 5 respectively.
With nearly 62,000 copies sold on vinyl, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” it also takes the title of best-selling vinyl album of 2023 so far, and lands at No. 1 on this week’s Official Vinyl Chart.